The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board will hold a special meeting Tuesday to consider approving a credit for customers of Metro-North’’s New Haven Line where service has been disrupted by an electrical outage, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said today. He said approval is expected.
“Approving a refund to commuters isn’t just the right thing to do – it’s what they need to do,” he said in a statement. “It’s incumbent on the MTA and ConEd to deal with this problem and get it fixed, and it’s critical that Connecticut residents get reimbursed as quickly as possible.”
Malloy said that Metro-North and the MTA have moved up the schedule for re-establishing a permanent fix for the outage from Oct. 14 to Oct. 7.
“It is unclear whether that connection will be made early enough on the 7th of October to allow for restoration of service on the 7th or on the eighth,” Malloy said. “That is an open question.”